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Fun in a school of fish

Content Area: Math
Placement: Grafton Middle School/High School, Yorktown (same complex - will work some in each)

My main motivation to teach is to have a positive impact on others' lives. I believe that I connect and communicate well with people, and I hope I can inspire students to always challenge themselves to achieve their personal best. I visualize my math class as one in which students are engaged with various activities and teaching tools, and they are interested because math is connected to their lives in interesting ways. Ultimately, if I cannot spark students' excitement in math, I simply hope I will have influenced them positively in other ways and also learned from them along the way.